Monday, November 20, 2006
Friday, November 10, 2006
Okay, back to biking here. I have a couple of product reviews for the “masses” reading TWAATFOG.
Product 2 is the ICON Motorhead boot. This boot has a nice heavy looking sole and Leather Upper construction. This is a really neat comfortable boot. I have flat wide feet and amazingly there were no fit issues. These seem to be a hybrid between a motocross and street boot. I did not want boots with laces so I chose the Motorhead. The latches are clunky and ski-boot looking but seem quite solid.
Down side? I was really disappointed with some of the sewing. I went through two pairs via mail before I got some I could live with. You can see that some pulling occurred when the toe cap was sewn on and there are several little tears in the leather. ICON knows this because the flaws were doctored with what appeared to be a black waxy shoe polish and a sharpie. Also, the soles are glued on and seem to be on a little crooked. This was consistent with all boots received. My mobility was quite limited. I have a DL 1000 and I have ridden with large hiking & hunting boots. The bike, unlike some sport bikes, can tolerate clunky boots for the foot controls. I had to move my shift lever up to be able to get this boot to work on my bike. I looked at a friend’s Kawasaki Concourse shifter and, well, it would never work. SPORTBIKE GUYS SHOULD NOT BUY THIS BOOT. I hope they get a little more limber as I wear them, and I will be wearing them since they can no longer be returned having been worn. ICON does have a one year warranty and at the first sign of falling apart they will be headed back to from where they came.
These boots look good but like most of what I am seeing from